November 06, 2009 14:37 ET

The Software Association of NH Honors Innovative Companies With Annual Awards

SwANH Recognizes Bottomline Technologies, Jittergram and Newmarket International for Their Achievements

DURHAM, NH--(Marketwire - November 6, 2009) - The Software Association of New Hampshire (SwANH) ( announced the winners of its annual awards. Each year SwANH recognizes leaders in New Hampshire's software and information technology industries. These awards celebrate companies new to the industry and companies that have shown leadership in the industry with unique and cutting edge technologies. This year's awards were given out at SwANH's annual InfoXchange event during which Governor John Lynch spoke passionately about the role technology plays in the state's economy and how he expects technology companies such as those of the software industry will lead our economy into the future. He and SwANH Chairman David Todaro presented the awards.

The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes a new company that has the potential for making a significant impact on the software industry. Ric Pratte, CEO of this year's winner Jittergram, stated, "It's quite a boost of confidence to receive such a great award from SwANH. With so many hot software companies in New Hampshire it's quite an honor to be selected for Rookie of the Year. We look forward to ensuring that SwANH's selection was spot on and do our best to make everyone proud."

Newmarket International, a hospitality technology company, took home the MVP Award, which recognizes an existing company that made a significant impact on the software industry. Shawn B. McGowan, Senior Vice President, Product Development & Support for Newmarket International Inc. added, "Newmarket is honored to receive this recognition. As a 25-year-old New Hampshire based software and product delivery organization, we are consistently impressed with the technology and business talent within the state. We see SwANH's mission and accomplishments as fundamental to ensuring the ongoing strength of the technical talent in New Hampshire."

The Information & Computer Technology (ICT) Global Business, given jointly by SwANH and the New Hampshire Office of International Commerce, was given to Bottomline Technologies, a leading provider of collaborative payment, invoice and document automation solutions, for establishing trade relationships that have created higher sales, more jobs, boosted its profitability, and increased the image of the NH software industry. Rob Eberle, President and CEO of Bottomline Technologies said, "We are delighted to be selected as the ICT Global Business of the Year by the Software Association of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Office of International Commerce. New Hampshire is home to an exciting and thriving technology industry, and we're proud to play a role in helping raise awareness for the innovation and success being generated across the state."

About SwANH

Founded in 1994, the Software Association of NH is a non-profit organization representing over 1400 software industry professionals throughout the State. SwANH sponsors networking events, educational programs through its SIGs and affiliates, and discount programs that provide members with opportunities to gain information, connect with resources, grow their businesses, and succeed.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Dana Lariviere
    Software Association of New Hampshire
    Email Contact
    Telephone: 603-868-5477